Polybion creates fungicel based biomaterials packaging

In Mexico, Polybion is replacing unicel with fungicel, a biomaterial made from fungi that can be used in packaging material. Brothers Alexis and Axel...

Sparing Horses By Creating Diphtheria Antitoxins in a Lab

In the United Kingdom, PETA International Science Consortium is giving about $142,000 to the Institute of Biochemistry, Biotechnology, and Bioinformatics at the Technische Universität...

Pineapple-waste fiber gains traction in shoe market

In the Philippines, Puma has created a prototype shoe using a textile produced from pineapple plant waste. The nonwoven material, called Piñatex, is made from...

New EU rules proposed on single-use plastics to reduce marine litter

In Belgium, the European Commission is proposing new EU-wide rules to target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe's beaches and...

Surftech’s algae, bamboo and biobased paddleboard a winner

In California, Surftech’s Aleka not only incporarates many biobased elements into its board, it now is an official winner too. Surftech’s board won Outside...

Society for Biomaterials Award Goes to Cornell University Assistant Professor for Immunology Research

In New York, assistant professor at Cornell University’s Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Ankur Singh, received the 2017 Young Investigator Award from...

Clean and green moss removes lead from water

In Japan, researchers at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS) demonstrated that moss can be a green alternative for decontaminating polluted water...

Want to Prevent or Delay Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease? Eat Some Mushrooms

In Malaysia, a study conducted by researchers at the University of Malaya shows evidence that the bioactive components of mushrooms can help delay or...

No Air? No Explosion! Biodegradable Tire with Replaceable Treads Can’t Blowout on Road

In South Carolina, Michelin is expanding on the sustainability of cars by focusing on a new tire made of fully biodegradable biomaterials and utilizing...

GeneNews Offers Breast Cancer Risk Knowledge for Women

In Canada, GeneNews Limited offers hope for understanding breast cancer risk, especially to the 50% of women who have dense breast tissue which is...

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Money down the toilet: Flushable pregnancy test startup announces funding

In Philadelphia, biodegradable pregnancy test startup Lia Diagnostics has raised $2.6 million in private funding. The company, which says its paper-based tests are flushable, did...

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